Former Louisville basketball star Damion Lee looked like things worked perfectly fine for him.
After finishing the 2017-18 season with the Atlanta Hawks, Lee signed a two-way contract with the Golden State Warriors. He averaged double-digits across 15 games.
This deal actually forced Lee to show everyone that he is fit for the Championship team.
The new two-way deal is for developing players or players teams try to see a bit more of without guaranteeing a complete contract. This contract allows for said players to go back and forth between the active roster and the teams NBA G-League Affiliate. These players will have to spend 45 days total with the said team including games, practice and travel.
With this deal, the Warriors gave Lee a chance to play more than usual. This wasn’t the case of Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson.
Lee played 32 games with the Warriors, and averaged about 12 minutes. He put up totals of 5 scores and 2 rebounds a night, and scored in double digits on five occasions including his 20 points in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans on April 9th.
Lee was about to make the final active roster spot that the Warriors had open for most of the season as the team made its way to the playoffs. However, this spot was given to former Warrior, Andrew Bogut. Lee’s future with the team was hanging in the air.
The Warriors don’t have much cap space to sign another player, so Lee is stuck in the middle of nowehere.
Every team is out of cap space and the rosters across the league are almost filled up. Finding a home in the league would be really difficult. Returning to the Golden State would be a good idea for Lee, and the Warriors are interested in having him back.
“Been getting a lot of questions about Damion Lee,” Connor Letourneau noted. “Warriors offered him a two-way contract, but he has yet to accept as he waits to see if he can land a guaranteed spot somewhere. That last two-way contract is the final roster decision facing Golden State.”